Friday, July 31, 2009

I know, I know -- it's hard for me to believe too, but I won this beautiful pin cushion in yet another giveaway!! (some of you have suggested I might want to play the lottery, with the winning streak I seem to be having lately! :)

Look at the sweet detail on this pretty!

This was made and sent to me by Debbie of A Fine Feathered Nest. She also included this pretty pink bookmark!!

Thank you so much, Deb; I just love it, and it will brighten up a spot in my sewing area.

And now, a gift from another Deb.....

Garage Sale Gal Deb sent me these cute little bluebird notecards, as a thank-you for some hollyhock seeds I sent to her. She made these especially for me!! What a thoughtful surprise!!

She included envelopes, but it will be hard for me to part with these pretty cards.
Thank you to both Debs, your kindess is so very appreciated!!

Thanks for the comments on my "altered yearbook photos" -- I'm glad you got a laugh out of them too! I have actually had hair similar to the 1996 "Valerie Bertinelli" look!
Some of the others were before my time ~ but I won't say which ones! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yearbook Yourself
~Simulated Yearbook Photos~
I found this program on Facebook last night..... look at what I might have looked like in high school, from the 50's through the 90's!!

1960 1962


I have to say; this is the most fun I've had in awhile (yeah, I know, I need to get out more! ;)
What was REALLY funny was using my husband's photo for the male versions! Of course, I had to promise not to share them, but they were HILARIOUS!

Give it a try with your photo, and share the results if you dare!! (I used a current photo; I guess you could use an old high school photo, but it wouldn't be nearly as funny! ;)

And thanks for watching the short video of my son (last post) and his band! I'm glad you enjoyed "Jump Jivin"! Wish you could all come to see them in person; they'd love that!! I'll pass along your compliments; we appreciate them!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We interrupt our normally scheduled pretty pink things for some

This video is only about a minute long, so if you have a minute, take a listen. That's my boy Brad on the right, playing the bass.
Happy Music!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Where This Blogger Creates ~ and the Giveaway Winner Announced!!
Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such wonderfully~kind comments on my giveaway!!

It was especially nice to meet so many new blogging friends ~ many of you from the recent "Where Bloggers Create Party"!I had wanted to participate in the event too, but I just couldn't seem to manage to clean my studio AND prepare the giveaway, so I chose the giveaway this time around!

But since I enjoyed peeking into your creative studios, I thought I would give you a little peek into mine as well ~ hopefully I'll get it pulled together enough to share the whole room soon!!

(some of my little figures that keep me company in my studio :)

And now for the winner of my Christmas~in~July Giveaway......

Comment #41 ~ Carol of Business In THE Bag!

Congratulations, Carol!! Please email me your mailing address, and I'll get this pretty little pink tree on its way to you!
Thanks again to everyone who entered ~ I really wish I had a little tree for each one of you!!
I'll be making more pink creations soon ..... please do stop back again ~ I enjoy your visits so!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July

I am joining in the Christmas in July giveaway, hosted by Lollishops, and am offering this shabby sweet pink Christmas tree to one of you!!
~I turned this little tree it into a pink and cream delight for your cottage Christmas ~
~ Adding an abundance of roses, flowers, and pearls ~~ Using a vintage pink and white crocheted doily for the base of the tree, tied with a pink shimmery ribbon~~ A vintage shell earring serves as the "topper" for this tiny tree ~

All you have to do for a chance to win, is leave a comment on this post. Whether you are a regular reader, or new to my blog, all are welcome to enter!!

Be sure to visit Lollishops Blog for all the other Christmas in July giveaways.

Also, we'd love it if you'd visit us at Lollishops, for lots of sweet offerings for Christmas in July and pretties for all occasions!

I'll leave the giveaway open through midnight Sunday (EST)!

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

~ Some Pretties and a Sneak Peek~My mom found this pretty dish for me at a yard sale. It's so touching to know that others think of you like this, as they are going about their day.

Below is a tiny little framed print I bought a couple of weeks ago.... it's in the kitchen.
Tomorrow I am having a giveaway for Christmas in July. Be sure to stop by again tomorrow to see what the prize is...

Here's a little sneak peek of what I have created for this special event.....

There will be other bloggers participating, and I will have that link for you as well.

Hope to *see* you then! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Gorgeous Giveaway Gift!
I am not making this up; I won another giveaway! :)
Look at these absolutely gorgeous pillowcases I won from the lovely Marilyn of Our Victorian Cottage!
Look how pretty they look on our bed!
She made these herself! I am in awe of all the workmanship that went into these!

What beautiful embroidery and crochet detail! And this is how she packaged them: In a pretty pillowcase holder, tied with a sweet little ribbon.
I am going to remove these beauties from our bed when we turn in at night..... I will treasure them and enjoy them so very much. Thank you, dear Marilyn!!

Aren't Bloggers amazingly generous and kind?

I enjoy all of your visits and comments greatly. Thank you for visiting!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Do You Dress Like You Decorate? From these photos of my recent purchases, you will see that my answer to that question is "YES"!!
I thought these overalls were just too cute..... they are actually "capri" length, and look even cuter with the legs rolled up a bit. I though they would be cute for gardening. (yes, I'm using the word "cute" a bit much here, but they ARE! :)I also found this sweet cotton shirt jacket that is in a cream background with pink "toile-like" flowers.
And this lacey shirt, that is so romantic. I love wearing lace, and things with embroidery.
Another thing my clothing has in common with my decor ~ I shop at the thrift stores. That's where all these items came from. The overalls still had the original price tag on them of $49 and they are Liz Claiborne. I got them for $4. The pink toile shirt is from Christopher Banks, and the lace blouse is from J. Jill, each $3.79.

So, how about you? Do you "dress like you decorate"?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Looky what I won!!Can you believe I won another giveaway? This time from the lovely Suzanne Duda of Pink Roses. My prize was this vintage white wicker purse that she had embellished, to which she added these vintage goodies:

Beautiful old wallpaper.....

Love how she co-ordinated this vintage ephemera!!

Thank you so much, Suzanne, what a delightful purseful of goodness!! :)

And thanks to all of you, for stopping by!! Hope you are having a happy weekend!!
(and yes, I plan to carry the purse! It's too cute not to!! :)